Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl

Aug •  13 •  2013

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Anatomy of a Single GirlAnatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on January 8, 2013
Genres: New Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.

The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.

But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.

This book contains scenes not suited for children of young age

So I read the first book and my interest was sparked with how the character went through losing something girls hold to an importance (well at least I hope they do). Everyone is different of course (not judging). I was excited to see what would happen to our main character Dom after her first major break up.

So the story line continues where it left off in the first place and I was loving where things were going with the main character. Until of course she meets a new guy. The story heats up and this is where the parts that should not be read by younger children happen. I think I am glad that the New Adult genre came about because I don’t understand how this book was classified as young adult even though the characters barely started college. And yes I know I had this conversation before but a lot of teenagers do interact in the act of coitus.

The main character like I said I was feeling proud of for taking a break in her relationship and her rushing to get back with another guy. But sadly that doesn’t happen. This is the perfect book that gives exact details on what friends with benefits are. Literally. Amy and Dom do get into a major argument that did have me worry but the friendship that these two share are powerful to knock anything out of the way.

I want to say there was romance that I would appreciate but there wasn’t. Yes there was something between Dom and her new guy but we knew from the beginning that it wasn’t going to last so I didn’t pay too much attention to that.

Overall this proved to be much more interesting than the first, a lot more sexiness added to the story (if you know what I mean). Ms. Snadowsky did a great job in creating a story that showed the coming of age for a girl and showed what many girls probably go through when losing something they can not replace.

I give it 4 bites!



  1. Ellen
    Aug 13, 2013

    I am glad you enjoyed this overall, and it’s good to know that it was more interesting that the first book. I have this one and the first one to review also. Thanks for the great review.

  2. Candace
    Aug 13, 2013

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one! I agree that sometimes that line between YA and adult is blurred and yes, YAY for the NA genre to sort of make it more clear who it’s for. I have heard about some of the content in the books so I definitely would say it’s for the more mature readers. Anyway, wonderful review!

  3. AimeeKay seems to agree with you. She liked this one better too. 🙂